Final Table 'Octo-Nine' Set At 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event

The 43rd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, commonly referred to as the Main Event, is down to its final nine players. The “Octo-Nine” is all that remains of the massive field of 6,598 players who entered the iconic tournament seeking poker’s most coveted title and a top prize of more than $8.5 million.

WSOP 2012 Final Table
WSOP 2012: Final 9 players by seat number
beginning with seat 1 on the left.

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2009 World Series Of Poker 40th Anniversary Adds $40,000 Buy In Game

World Series Of Poker 20082009 World Series of Poker 40th Anniversary adds a $40,000 buy-in poker game.  This no-limit hold’em tournament has a corresponding buy-in equal to the anniversary.

Several different monetary buy-in events will take place during the 2009 World Series of Poker including a June 26th $50,000 buy in H.O.R.S.E. event, five poker games, seven $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold ‘em tournaments and 10 World Championship $10,000 buy in events.

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Jerry Yang 2007 WSOP Winner Knocked Out Of 2008 WSOP Poker Tournament

World Series Of Poker 2008Jerry Yang was knocked out today of the World Series of Poker 2008.  This event is the richest poker tournament ever at $180.7 million.  In the days of the nationwide credit crunch the poker series has had an increase of $20.8 from 2007.  You have to love Las Vegas!

Not only has the owner of the poker series, Harrah’s Entertainment, set a record with 58,720 entries, but plans to be bigger an better at 2009 WSOP.

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World Series Of Poker Season Starts Friday & Yang Defends 2007 Title

World Series Of Poker 2008World Series of Poker 2008 season starts Friday and Jerry Yang defends his 2007 title as the $10,000 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em winner. Last year, Yang, from Temecula, CA turned his hobby into a $8.25 million dollar passion.

This year’s WSOP will span six weeks and include 55 events at the Rio Las Vegas hotel. More than 100,000 spectators will view the free events and 30,000 poker players from novice to pros will step up to the challenge this year.

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